Jaffna International Trade Fair opens today | Daily News


Jaffna International Trade Fair opens today

Flashback to 2017 event opening.
Flashback to 2017 event opening.

Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2018), the largest Consumer Exhibition and Trade Fair in the fast-growing northern region of Sri Lanka, opens today, January 26 and will go on till January 28, 2018 for the 8th consecutive year.

All arrangements are in place to make it a great success for private and public sector companies, suppliers, buyers/procurers, academics, students and the general public.

The event aptly named as “Gateway to the North” will be held at Jaffna Municipal Council Grounds.

The Exhibition is widely accepted as a ‘must-attend’ in the event- calendar of all stakeholders in the supply chain and in the procurement process.

The Exhibition comprises of both local and international stalls catering to a diverse variety of needs and services. More than 300 booth-holders will exhibit more than 1000 products to meet the demands of over 60,000 visitors from across the country.

The event offers many attractions for visitors of all ages which includes an amusement park for children, all types of food and beverage, hawker type food courts and special discounts on over 1000 products. An hourly raffle draw will bring exciting prizes. Further, the event will provide free health check-ups and beauty consultant sessions.

A special 75 member delegation from India will be visiting the event to explore the trade and investment opportunities. This delegation is sponsored and hosted by ASSOCHAM of India (The Associated Chamber of Commerce in India).

The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry, food, beverage and packing industry, automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, apparel and textile, agricultural, consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.

As the event is considered the one stop shop, many companies have come forward to assist by way of sponsorships. Main Sponsor of this event is S-Lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mobitel - Official Telecommunication Partner, Anton – Official Roofing Partner, Ruhunu Foods – Official Food Partner, Insee Cement – Official Construction Partner, Official Lubricant Partner – Mobil, Official Lifestyle Partner – The Harvest, Electronic Media Dan TV and Print Media – Uthayan Newspaper.

JITF 2018 is organized and managed by, Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd (LECS) in association with the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) with the support of the Jaffna Municipal Council, the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and International Business Council, will be endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Consulate General of India in Jaffna, National Chamber of Exporters and ASSOCHAM of India. 

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